Monday, February 28, 2011


It feels as though I haven't blogged in ages. School and babysitting have begun to consume much of my time. But I'm grateful for both of those things. Especially the babysitting jobs. It's a great little source of income for the time being. So I have some super exciting news. I can't hardly contain myself. I'll be heading to for Spain for a mission trip. I can't wait to see how the Lord will use us there.
God has really put it on my heart to serve others and I feel like he may be calling me on a long term mission trip in the next few years. I really don't know what to think about it. It excites me a great deal but it makes me a tad nervous all at the same time. Well whatever happens it will be in my heavenly fathers hands and that gives me so much peace.

Well enough about the future. Ahh I still can't believe I'm going to Spain. I mean I just got back from Europe a few months ago. Our team will be heading out there mid July. Oh and my sister,Alyse and Gaby are going too! Right now I need to focus on raising money to cover the cost of the trip. Please pray that we can all raise our money in time. Thanks friends.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I've been cutting up some more felt to make lots of these darling little flowers.

They are my new favorite things to clip in my hair.
I plan on selling them at the pancake breakfast this year for seven dollars each.
I have also been making some adorable headbands. I will have to find someone to model thems so I can take a few photos and show ya'll.

Well I have to wake up super early so I better get ready for bed.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The Lord knows that the desire of my heart is to be loving wife and a stay at home mama but until that happens (Lord willing) I find myself on the road to becoming a chef. I do think this skill will make a happy husband and many happy children as well. People often ask me what I want to do with my culinary endeavors. Honestly I really am not quite certain. Sometimes people will ask me what is my dream job and I will simply say that I would love more then anything to marry and look after my husband and kids. This is when those bewildered looks come in. I don't know if they are confused by the fact that I would want to stay home and raise my children or if they just don't understand why I'm going to school at all. But it's not like im going to sit around and do nothing. Besides what if I don't ever have a family of my own and God has different plans for me. Or what if I want to be a chef before and after I have and raise my children.

Anyways I would just like to set the record straight and say that I truly love cooking. But I adore the idea of taking care of a family so much more. So in the meantime I will continue to be in love with cooking. I am learning so much in school right now and I love it. I really am enjoying the style of learning at my school. It's so different fromw what I am use to. I can't wait to apply these skills I am picking up to my everyday cooking.

I am so excited about all the baking I will be learning in April! I can't wait to make all the yummy breads and pretty cakes. Today we made stuffed chicken and two sides (carrots and potates) It was a pretty delicious meal. Tomorrow we will be working on chicken pot pies and quiche.

So the only bad part about my new school is that the classes start super early. I have to wake up a little before five to beat the traffic. This results in me going to school sans make up and messy hair. Good thing I have to wear my hat.

See no one really can tell. Haha.

Well I better start studying for my quiz tonight.
Night Night!

Friday, February 11, 2011


What a nice day it was. Beautiful blue skies and nice warm weather. I spent it running a few errands, making a red velvet cake and having dinner/playing games with dear friends. Oh and of course getting a delicious strawberry donut from donutman.

I really must write about school soon. I want to document this time as best I can. I'm having quite the experience at my new school. Well more on that later. As for now I'm ready for bed. I know it's early but I am entirely exhausted from waking up early for class. Night!

Monday, February 7, 2011


and so it begins...
yet another little journey I will start.
I am now on my way to become a pastry chef. I really don't know what to expect. I suppose it won't be easy. It will be a different type of learning that's for certain. I'll spend long hours on my feet, lifting heaving pots and pans, rushing around to get all my baked goods to perfection. But I do think I prefer this kind of learning opposed to sitting at a desk for hours trying to right an essay about  things like global warming.

Well dear friends will you please please pray that I get my culinary 101 class. Today I have sanitation and safety but I really really need the culinary class. I find out tomorrow if I get it. I don't know what I will do if I don't... I guess I will have to try to take some more general ed. classes at a school closer to my home.

That's all for now.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


I start school tomorrow. I had the longest winter break ever. Can you believe I haven't been in school since I came back from the UK nearly two and a half months ago. That's a really long time. But I kept myself pretty busy. I'm not too excited about going back to school but I'm not unhappy about the situation either. I'm curious about what this new school hast to offer me. Please pray that I have a pleasant time and don't let my classes stress me out. Thanks friends!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I'm craving a road trip

all images are from weheartit
Ahh, just to get in my car and drive all around the US. I wanna see places I've never seen before.
I think it would be so amazing to visit each state. I remember my fifth grade teacher said she went on a road trip with her family and visited each one. I hope to do the same one day.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

my girls

Okay so I had been looking forward to seeing my Jordan Down girls since November. I even posted a blog about how much I missed them and how excited I would be to see them upon my return from England. Well when I got back and went to find them I found out that they no longer go to the park that we use to play at. My sister had went to Jordan Downs while I was gone and heard that they moved. I was extremely saddened by this. I had no idea where they were staying Their a hundreds of homes in their community.

Well last Saturday I saw another girl I use to spend time with at the park and asked her If she had any idea where my sweet girls lived. She told me yes and lead me to their home. I was absolutely thrilled. I hadn't seen them for six months and I couldn't believe how big they had gotten. I gave them lots of hugs and kisses and told them how much I missed them. I think they were a little upset about me being gone so long but they were sure glad to see me. I can't wait to catch up with them some more this Saturday.

I'm just so glad they are back in my life. It was truly an answer to prayer.